2020 Key Dates

  • General Election Registration Deadline: October 12

  • Election day: November 3

  • Online registration: YES

  • Same-day registration: NO

  • Early voting starts: September 20

  • Absentee/mail voting deadlines: November 3(received)

  • VOTER ID: Photo ID

  • Poll times: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

On the ballot: U.S. Senate.    U.S House.   Local Judges.   

                            State Ballot Measures.    School Boards.    Municipal.

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How it works:

  • Enter your address and/or zip code.

  • Select an upcoming election date, if there is more than one coming up in your area.

  • View the list of candidates that will be on your ballot, as well as their biographies, past elections results, and campaign themes. Ballotpedia includes comprehensive election information for the largest 100 cities by population, as well as all state legislative, statewide, and congressional races across the nation.

To be Eligible to Register to Vote in Virginia a person must:

  • Be a resident of Virginia (a person who has come to Virginia for temporary purposes and intends to return to another state is not considered a resident for voting purposes).

  • Be a U. S. Citizen.

  • Be 18 years old (any person who is 17 years old and will be eighteen years of age at the next general election shall be permitted to register in advance and also vote in any intervening primary or special election).

  • Not be registered and plan to vote in another state.

  • Not currently declared mentally incompetent by a court of law.

  • If convicted of a felony, your right to vote must have been restored.

Click here for detailed information on how to register

List of acceptable IDs to vote in Virginia

Absentee and Early Voting

Election and Voter FAQ for Virginia

Student Voting Guide

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Students have a choice about where to register to vote.

 

  • Students attending college may register at their campus address or choose to remain registered or register at their permanent or home address.

 

  • You may only be registered and vote in one location.

  • A college student votes in the same manner as any other registered voter: you may vote in person on Election Day or, if eligible, by absentee.

  • Students who will be absent from the locality where they are registered to vote because they attend school in another locality are eligible to vote absentee.

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